Zero Zone was founded in 1961 by George Johnson, Duke Wegner, and K Hirata. They had a dream of starting their own business, but didn’t have much money. What they did have was 50 years of refrigeration experience and the will to succeed. So with a pledge to “build the best freezers in the business at a competitive price”, they named their new company Zero Zone, and began operations in a rented dairy barn in Pewaukee, WI. With no payroll and no vacations, all three men built the cases themselves from the finest quality raw materials, then went out and sold them to local customers. The business began to grow, and so did their dreams.